Hello! Welcome to Snippet Sunday! It’s the weekly event when authors post 8 to 10 lines of things they are writing, editing, querying, or for which they’re obsessively checking sales figures! You can find the other snippets HERE.
Here’s a little taste from my current WIP, a fantasy adventure novel I’ve been ruthlessly editing. Enjoy!
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“Say that again and I’ll surely slit your throat. Now, what is your name?”
Nathan sat back on his heels, fury still smoldering in him. “Speak.”
“I could tell you where they mean to bury him,” the soldier drawled, a slash of a grin crossing his face at Nathan’s sharply drawn breath. “He was alive the last time I saw him, but I heard they mean to bury him soon. If you hurry he may still be breathing. I don’t know.”
“And you didn’t help him?” With a sudden angry cry Nathan drove his knife into the sapling inches from Syros’s face. “He’d better be alive, for your sake.”
He left his water skin for Syros, should the man succeed in freeing himself, then gave the soldier no more thought as he snatched up his pack and settled into the long run ahead.